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Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architecture) - ABB001

Course Code: ABB001
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
UAC Code: 363004
CRICOS Code: 095575G
Lowest Selection Rank: NEW
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Be the architect of your own future

The Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architecture) will provide you with a liberal understanding of what it means to be an architect in a globalised and dynamic world. Contextually informed by its location in the designed capital city of Canberra, the architecture program focuses on architecture and the city; exploring the ways in which architecture studio, history and theory, technology and sustainability, and digital production and communication methods come together in the analysis and production of urban built form.

If your career goal is to become an architect, this is the first of two degrees needed to achieve professional registration, with the second being the Master of Architecture. This course has been specifically designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to ultimately practice in the architectural profession, and to be a future leader in the design of the built environment.

Study a Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architecture) at UC and you will:

  • develop an informed critique of architecture as a professional practice
  • understand the ethical responsibilities of the profession to society and the environment
  • formulate architectural design proposals underpinned by rigorous analysis, critique and reflection
  • understand the workings of an interactive design studio
  • apply a range of contemporary and agile skills which inform interpretive, compositional and technical outcomes.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning is embedded in this course, providing you with opportunities for direct industry engagement at every level of your study. A feature of the course includes engaging with leading design professionals and industry practitioners to gain valuable real-world architectural experience through the delivery of a series of ‘live’ projects. Internships at local, national and international architecture firms are also promoted.

Career opportunities

  • Architect (after the successful completion of a Master of Architecture degree)
  • Architectural assistant
  • Specialist architect (in areas such as heritage)
  • Building designer
  • Urban designer
  • Policymaker
  • Architectural journalist, researcher or educator
  • BIM modeller
  • Architectural renderer
  • Project manager

Course-specific information

To gain professional registration as an architect you’ll need to complete both the Bachelor of Built Environment (Architecture) and the Master of Architecture. Successful completion of the bachelor provides the basis for direct entry into the Master of Architecture program.

Signature overseas study options have been tailored specifically to this course to ensure that students are globally connected. You’ll be provided with the opportunity to work with leading practitioners and students at a variety of overseas institutions. 

The course is compliant with the National Competency Standards in Architecture (NCSA), as accredited by the Australian state and territory architect registration boards.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students:
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students:
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students:
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architecture) BBuiltEnv (Arch)

Typical Study Pattern

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $32,600

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

To be advised.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Develop an informed critique of architecture as professional practice and the ethical responsibilities of the profession to society and the environment. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
1.6 UC graduates are professional: take pride in their professional and personal integrity;
2.1 UC graduates are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession;
2.2 UC graduates are global citizens: adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
2.3 UC graduates are global citizens: understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives;
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
3.2 UC graduates are lifelong learners: be self-aware; and
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Formulate architectural design proposals underpinned by rigorous analysis, critique and reflection. 1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively;
1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
1.4 UC graduates are professional: work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
1.5 UC graduates are professional: display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
2.1 UC graduates are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession;
2.4 UC graduates are global citizens: communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and
3.4 UC graduates are lifelong learners: evaluate and adopt new technology.
Synthesise and apply a range of contemporary and agile skills which inform interpretive, compositional and technical outcomes. 1.5 UC graduates are professional: display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
2.1 UC graduates are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession;
2.5 UC graduates are global citizens: make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
3.4 UC graduates are lifelong learners: evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) course.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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